Mexican drug traffickers have their own Space

Almost everyone has a web site these days. That includes – so it seems –  the Arellano Felix drug cartel family.

I stumbled across this page recently. It has the domain name of Miguel Felix Gallardo was an older relative of the Arellano Felix brothers, according to U.S. and Mexican reports.  Miguel Felix Gallardo,  said to be a major cartel leader in the 1980s,  remains in a Mexican prison since 1989. Ramon and Benjamin Arellano Felix took over the Baja California portion of the business around that time, but in recent years the Arellano clan and their associates have been getting arrested and killed. The web site claims to be maintained by the remaining Felix family: “The reason and objective is to let others know the health condition of our father, uncle, brother, friend and grandfather Miguel.” 

The site includes a biography (under construction) of Miguel Felix Gallardo, photos, and a forum where someone claiming to be Miguel Felix Gallardo responds to questions such as “what do you think of the narco corridos that have been written about you?” and “how can criminal activities be stopped?” The answer to that one:  More funding for sports and education, and less salaries for government officials.

I’ve seen and heard a lot of strange things in Tijuana and this one begs the question: Is it quasi-real? Has it been set up by investigators as a trap? Is it a joke? In the murky underworld here it can be hard to say for sure – but who’s to argue Miguel Felix Gallardo looks pretty jaunty on that motorcycle.

8 responses to “Mexican drug traffickers have their own Space

  1. thanks for your interest in our website, ..

    i want to remark that my father and the arellano felix brothers are not related, you should read our forums.

    The prime objective of the website is to clear rumors and let the people know how my father is beaing treated in jail and talk about is health issues.

    i’m glad that you liked the motorcicle picture.

    BTW.. jif is not claiming to be MFG.

  2. This is really intresting thanks for sharing, I always kept up with the news on the Arellano Felix family but this website deal is pretty crazy

  3. Wow. Very interesting. PR for drug traffickers. I wonder how many other sites are out there.

  4. I know I shouldn’t laugh at drug traffickers because, you know, they’re fierce and everything. But, really? A Honda? And those high-water pants? Who knew the cartel was just folk.

  5. JIF: Thanks for sharing your comments. I should have mentioned earlier that the family connection came from Mexican and U.S. media so that people know where that’s coming from. I have since added that attribution to the post.

  6. thanks Anna, we appreciate your time and attention to my comment.

  7. I was really surprised myself to read that you the Felix Gallardo and Arellano Felix families were related. Flabbergasted to be honest. The Felix Gallardo, unlike the Arellano Felix family are from a prominent well-educated family. The Arellano families are of humble origin. Apparently, one of the Felix Gallardo’s went astray…though it wouldn’t surprise me one bit that he was framed.

  8. this is not surprising, but then this scumbag cannot get back what he lost, which is more vauable than all the money he had, it is the time he rots in prison for all the known and unknown crimes against humanity

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